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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679269/cytotoxicity-and-histopathological-analysis-of-titanium-nanoparticles-via-artemia-salina
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Supicha Kachenton, Wannee Jiraungkoorskul, Niwat Kangwanrangsan, Tawewan Tansatit
The consumption trend of nanoparticles by industry in this moment pays attention to titanium nanoparticles (TiNPs), due to their various applications: personal care products, household products, food industry, electronic devices, and healthcare products. Rising consumption of TiNPs without specific regulatory criteria for control safety releasing quantification leads to concern on the topic of environmental contamination and injurious effect. Therefore, this study investigates TiNP toxicities on aquatic animals representing hazardous effects to natural water resource, by determining 24-h LC50 of TiNPs with histopathology investigation...
April 20, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678021/on-defining-bruxism
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Werner Ceusters, Barry Smith
In a series of recent publications, orofacial researchers have debated the question of how 'bruxism' should be defined for the purposes of accurate diagnosis and reliable clinical research. Following the principles of realism-based ontology, we performed an analysis of the arguments involved. This revealed that the disagreements rested primarily on inconsistent use of terms, so that issues of ontology were thus obfuscated by shortfalls in terminology. In this paper, we demonstrate how bruxism terminology can be improved by paying attention to the relationships between (1) particulars and types, and (2) continuants and occurrents...
2018: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674991/when-teams-fail-to-self-regulate-predictors-and-outcomes-of-team-procrastination-among-debating-teams
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Edwin A J Van Hooft, Heleen Van Mierlo
Models of team development have indicated that teams typically engage in task delay during the first stages of the team's life cycle. An important question is to what extent this equally applies to all teams, or whether there is variation across teams in the amount of task delay. The present study introduces the concept of team procrastination as a lens through which we can examine whether teams collectively engage in unplanned, voluntary, and irrational delay of team tasks. Based on theory and research on self-regulation, team processes, and team motivation we developed a conceptual multilevel model of predictors and outcomes of team procrastination...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672402/postoperative-surgical-site-infections-understanding-the-discordance-between-surveillance-systems
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Mariam N Ali-Mucheru, Maria T Seville, Vickie Miller, Priya Sampathkumar, David A Etzioni
OBJECTIVE: To characterize agreement in the ascertainment of surgical site infections (SSIs) between the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and administrative data. BACKGROUND: The NSQIP, NHSN, and administrative data are the primary systems used to monitor and report SSIs for the purpose of quality control and benchmarking of hospitals and surgeons. These systems have different methods for identifying SSIs...
April 18, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666461/the-neural-encoding-of-information-prediction-errors-during-non-instrumental-information-seeking
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Maja Brydevall, Daniel Bennett, Carsten Murawski, Stefan Bode
In a dynamic world, accurate beliefs about the environment are vital for survival, and individuals should therefore regularly seek out new information with which to update their beliefs. This aspect of behaviour is not well captured by standard theories of decision making, and the neural mechanisms of information seeking remain unclear. One recent theory posits that valuation of information results from representation of informative stimuli within canonical neural reward-processing circuits, even if that information lacks instrumental use...
April 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665122/impact-of-untreated-dental-caries-on-the-quality-of-life-of-brazilian-children-population-based-study
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Sâmara Luciana de Andrade Lima, Caroline Chavier Pereira Santana, Marco Aurélio Benini Paschoal, Saul Martins Paiva, Meire Coelho Ferreira
BACKGROUND: The assessment of oral health should consider clinical and biopsychosocial aspects. AIM: To evaluate the impact of untreated dental caries on the quality of life of children. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 647 Brazilian children. The Child Perceptions Questionnaire (CPQ8-10 ) and the 'oral health' global indicator were administered to the children and used as the outcomes. Parents answered a general questionnaire, and oral clinical examinations were performed...
April 17, 2018: International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663067/impact-of-age-on-postoperative-complication-rates-among-elderly-patients-with-hip-fracture-a-retrospective-matched-study
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Mitsuhiro Matsuo, Tohru Yamagami, Akiko Higuchi
This study was performed to assess the impact of age of ≥ 90 years on predicting postoperative complications. We retrospectively identified all patients aged ≥ 65 years who underwent surgical repair of hip fractures over a 4.5-year period in our hospital. In total, 261 patients were identified (mean age, 86.2 ± 6.8 years). Ninety-one patients were aged ≥ 90 years (oldest-old group), and the remaining 170 were aged < 89 years (control old group). Postoperative complications developed in 54 of 261 patients (20...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662463/how-do-you-manage-change-in-organizations-training-development-innovation-and-their-relationships
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Riccardo Sartori, Arianna Costantini, Andrea Ceschi, Francesco Tommasi
The article aims to be a reflective paper on the interconnected concepts of training, development and innovation and the potential they have in dealing with change in organizations. We call change both the process through which something becomes different and the result of that process. Change management is the expression used to define the complex of activities, functions, and tools (such as training courses) through which an organization deals with the introduction of something new that is relevant for both its survival and growth...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660087/older-adults-pay-an-additional-cost-when-texting-and-walking-effects-of-age-environment-and-use-of-mixed-reality-on-dual-task-performance
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Tal Krasovsky, Patrice L Weiss, Rachel Kizony
Background: Texting while walking (TeWW) has become common among people of all ages, and mobile phone use during gait is increasingly associated with pedestrian injury. Although dual-task walking performance is known to decline with age, data regarding the effect of age on dual-task performance in ecological settings are limited. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of age, environment (indoors/outdoors), and mixed reality (merging of real and virtual environments) on TeWW performance...
April 6, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658847/non-face-to-face-chronic-care-management-a-qualitative-study-assessing-the-implementation-of-a-new-cms-reimbursement-strategy
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Valerie A Yeager, Mary Kristina Wharton, Alisha Monnette, Eboni G Price-Haywood, Elizabeth Nauman, Rebekah S M Angove, Lizheng Shi
Diabetes and its comorbidities are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States and disproportionately in Louisiana. Chronic care management (CCM) efforts, such as care coordination models, are important initiatives in mitigating the impact of diabetes, such as poorer health outcomes and increased costs. This study examined one such effort, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' non-face-to-face CCM reimbursement program, for patients with diabetes and at least 1 other chronic condition in Louisiana...
April 16, 2018: Population Health Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658824/video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery-lobectomy-performed-satisfaction-and-complications-of-patients-during-hands-on-training-courses
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Dongjie Ma, Xiaonan Song, Shanqing Li, Hongsheng Liu, Yushang Cui, Cheng Huang, Xiaoyun Zhou, Yingzhi Qin, Li Li, Yeye Chen
AIM: It was aimed to concern about the satisfaction and procedural complications of patients during the thoracoscopy exist of hands-on training in this present study. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The patients with non-small-cell carcinoma underwent video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy during hands-on training courses at thoracoscopic center in our hospital and collected from January 2009 and December 2014. The rates of satisfaction and complications of patients were compared from hands-on training group and control group...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651680/simultaneous-identification-and-determination-of-flavonoids-in-dendrobium-officinale
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Chunhua Zhou, Zhenshan Xie, Zhouxi Lei, Yuechun Huang, Gang Wei
BACKGROUND: The quality of material medicine resources has had a considerable impact on the development of the health industry, which has created a bottleneck for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Dendrobium officinale, which has been widely used for health prevention in TCM, has become a high-nutritive health food that is strongly recommended by many white-collar workers and people who pay more attention to their health. The aim of this study was to develop a method to authenticate and evaluate D...
April 12, 2018: Chemistry Central Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650707/errors-in-electronic-health-record-based-data-query-of-statin-prescriptions-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-in-a-large-academic-multispecialty-clinic-practice
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Eric Y Shin, Patricia Ochuko, Kunal Bhatt, Brian Howard, Gerard McGorisk, Linda Delaney, Kristan Langdon, Marjan Khosravanipour, Andiran A Nambi, Allison Grahovec, Douglas C Morris, Penny Z Castellano, Leslee J Shaw, Laurence S Sperling, Abhinav Goyal
BACKGROUND: With the recent implementation of the Medicare Quality Payment Program, providers face increasing accountability for delivering high-quality care. Such pay-for-performance programs aim to leverage systematic data captured by electronic health record (EHR) systems to measure performance; however, the fidelity of EHR query for assessing performance has not been validated compared with manual chart review. We sought to determine whether our institution's methodology of EHR query could accurately identify cases in which providers failed to prescribe statins for eligible patients with coronary artery disease...
April 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629805/comparison-between-image-guided-and-landmark-based-glenohumeral-joint-injections-for-the-treatment-of-adhesive-capsulitis-a-cost-effectiveness-study
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Soterios Gyftopoulos, Valentino Abballe, Mandeep S Virk, James Koo, Heather T Gold, Naveen Subhas
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the cost-effectiveness of landmark-based and image-guided intraarticular steroid injections for the initial treatment of a population with adhesive capsulitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A decision analytic model from the health care system perspective over a 6-month time frame for 50-year-old patients with clinical findings consistent with adhesive capsulitis was used to evaluate the incremental cost-effectiveness of three techniques for administering intraarticular steroid to the glenohumeral joint: landmark based (also called blind), ultrasound guided, and fluoroscopy guided...
April 9, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626176/preventive-antibiotics-in-stroke-study-pass-a-cost-effectiveness-study
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Willeke F Westendorp, Elles Zock, Jan-Dirk Vermeij, Henk Kerkhoff, Paul J Nederkoorn, Marcel G W Dijkgraaf, Diederik van de Beek
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of preventive ceftriaxone vs standard stroke unit care without preventive antimicrobial therapy in acute stroke patients. METHODS: In this multicenter, randomized, open-label trial with masked endpoint assessment, 2,550 patients with acute stroke were included between 2010 and 2014. Economic evaluation was performed from a societal perspective with a time horizon of 3 months. Volumes and costs of direct, indirect, medical, and nonmedical care were assessed...
April 6, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625617/analysis-of-prognostic-factors-for-survival-in-patients-with-primary-spinal-chordoma-using-the-seer-registry-from-1973-to-2014
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Yue Pan, Lingyun Lu, Junquan Chen, Yong Zhong, Zhehao Dai
BACKGROUND: Spinal chordomas are rare primary osseous tumors that arise from the remnants of the notochord. They are commonly considered slow-growing, locally invasive neoplasms with little tendency to metastasize, but the high recurrent rate of spinal chordomas may seriously affect the survival rate and quality of life of patients. The aim of the study is to describe the epidemiological data and determine the prognostic factors for decreased survival in patients with primary spinal chordoma...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616089/pedigree-analysis-diagnosis-and-treatment-in-von-hippel-lindau-syndrome-a-report-of-three-cases
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Yuanliang Wang, Guobiao Liang, Jing Tian, Xin Wang, Anjian Chen, Tiancai Liang, Yang Du, Hao Li, Jiang Du, Lang Yu, Zongping Chen
The objective of the present study was to systematically investigate the clinical features, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment of Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome in order to improve understanding of this disease. A total of 3 cases of VHL syndrome treated at the Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College (Zunyi, China) between September 2014 and October 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The associated literature was reviewed, and the diagnostic and therapeutic features were discussed. Case 1 was diagnosed as VHL syndrome accompanied by a renal tumor on the right side, and radical tumor resection in the right kidney was performed...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29615677/longitudinal-outcomes-of-amyloid-positive-versus-negative-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairments-a-three-year-longitudinal-study
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Byoung Seok Ye, Hee Jin Kim, Yeo Jin Kim, Na-Yeon Jung, Jin San Lee, Juyoun Lee, Young Kyoung Jang, Jin-Ju Yang, Jong-Min Lee, Jacob W Vogel, Duk L Na, Sang Won Seo
We aimed to compare the longitudinal outcome of amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) patients with significant Pittsburgh Compound B uptake [PiB(+) aMCI] and those without [PiB(-) aMCI]. Cerebral β-amyloid was measured in 47 patients with aMCI using PiB-positron emission tomography (PET) (31 PiB(+) aMCI and 16 PiB(-) aMCI). Clinical (N = 47) and neuropsychological follow-up (N = 37), and follow-up with brain magnetic resonance imaging (N = 38) and PiB-PET (N = 30) were performed for three years...
April 3, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614262/cost-effectiveness-analysis-comparing-lumen-apposing-metal-stents-with-plastic-stents-in-the-management-of-pancreatic-walled-off-necrosis
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Yen-I Chen, Alan N Barkun, Viviane Adam, Ge Bai, Vikesh K Singh, Majidah Bukhari, Olaya Brewer Gutierrez, B Joseph Elmunzer, Robert Moran, Lea Fayad, Mohamad El Zein, Vivek Kumbhari, Alessandro Repici, Mouen A Khashab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: EUS-guided transmural drainage is effective in the management of pancreatic walled-off necrosis (WON). A lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS) has recently been developed specifically for the drainage of pancreatic fluid collections showing promising results. However, no cost-effectiveness data have been published in comparison to endoscopic drainage with traditional plastic stents (PSs). The aim is to compare the cost-effectiveness of LAMSs to PSs in the management of WON...
March 31, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610945/effect-of-maternal-obesity-on-labor-induction-in-postdate-pregnancy
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Ahmed M Maged, Ali M El-Semary, Heba M Marie, Doaa S Belal, Ayman Hany, Mohammad A Taymour, Eman F Omran, Sahar M Y Elbaradie, Mohamed A Kamal Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that there is a higher rate of unsuccessful induction of labor (IOL) in post-term obese pregnant women compared to non-obese ones. METHODS: In this prospective cohort study, 144 obese (BMI > 30) and 144 non-obese (BMI < 29.9) post-term (> 41 weeks) pregnant women were recruited. IOL was done by misoprostol or amniotomy and oxytocin infusion according to the Bishop score. Comparison of percentage of failed IOL in both groups (primary outcome) was performed by the Chi-test...
April 2, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
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